Case Study – Use of earth observation products to enhance humanitarian disaster response West Pokot

Kenya is mostly affected by mudslides and floods during two rainfall seasons, namely March-April-May (MAM) and October-November-December (OND). These landslides, floods and mudslides more often than not lead to loss of human lives, destruction of houses, displacement of people, livestock deaths, and loss of livelihoods among other impacts. This paper highlights the use of earth observation satellite imageries from the Airbus Foundation for post-disaster impact assessment during the 2019 OND rainfall season to support an effective response. On the 23rd of November 2019 during the OND rainfall season, mudslides and floods occurred in West Pokot, disrupting road accessibility, loss of human lives, loss of livelihoods, house destruction, and displacement of people.